Heinz-Hermann Hugo

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Meningiomas are the second most common intracranial tumours. Most meningiomas grow slowly; however, atypical and anaplastic meningiomas show an aggressive biological behaviour. Overexpression of growth factors is considered to be a cause of carcinogenesis. Midkine and pleiotrophin are heparin-binding growth factors that promote growth, survival, migration(More)
Chemokines and their receptors play a decisive role in tumor progression and metastasis. Here, we describe the expression of the CXCL16-CXCR6-system in human schwannomas of different localization and in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. The transmembrane chemokine CXCL16 and its receptor CXCR6/Bonzo were overexpressed on the mRNA and protein levels(More)
Several studies have recently demonstrated that human gliomas express Fas, Fas ligand (FasL), Bcl-2 and TGFβ2 at some degree. These factors are considered to interact with apoptotic processes and to have immuno-reactive potential. Their role for tumor evasion from the immune surveillance is currently under examination. To date, there is only limited(More)
The molecular basis of chordoma is still poorly understood, particularly with respect to differentially expressed genes involved in the primary origin of chordoma. In this study, therefore, we compared the transcriptional expression profile of one sacral chordoma recurrence, two chordoma cell lines (U-CH1 and U-CH2) and one chondrosarcoma cell line (U-CS2)(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a growing body of evidence that deficiency of DNA mismatch repair proteins other than O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) also contributes to glioblastoma recurrence. We examined the protein expression of MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 in paired initial and recurrent glioblastoma and compared the results to the Ki67 proliferation index(More)
Peripheral nerve sheath tumors are in most cases slowly growing neoplasms that can be adequately cured by surgical resection. However, facing the risk of a neurosurgical intervention and the trend of multiple relapses of nerve sheath tumors the development of additional therapy strategies seems to be favourable, and therefore substantiated knowledge of(More)
We present a very rare case of an extradural nerve root cavernoma of the lumbar spine. The patient had signs of radiculopathy for the last 3 years. Conservative treatment was unsuccessful. The MRI-image revealed a lesion mimicking neurinoma of the left L3 nerve root. Surgical removal of the lesion was performed by an extreme lateral transmuscular approach.(More)
Cases of optic nerve lesions of various origins are described. These were seen in a systematic study of 59 autopsy cases with underlying neurological or neurosurgical diseases. The characteristic morphological signs of direct and indirect as well as primary and secondary lesions are discussed. Circulatory complications in cases with increased intracranial(More)
Vaccination against tumour-associated antigens is one approach to elicit anti-tumour responses. We investigated the effect of polynucleotide (DNA) vaccination using a model antigen (E. coli lacZ) in a syngeneic gliosarcoma model (9L). Fisher 344 rats were vaccinated thrice by intramuscular injection of a lacZ-encoding or a control plasmid in weekly(More)
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